Punjab police on Friday arrested three alleged drug peddlers in possession of arms and ammunition reportedly from the residence of a BJP mandal chief in Shahabad village in Batala sub-division of Gurdaspur district.
On secret information, it is learnt, a police team raided the house of village head Harinder Singh, also a BJP mandal chief in Gurdaspur area, and arrested his son Hussandeep Singh along with his two associates — Gurcharan Singh and Harmandeep Singh — police said.
Police also recovered 87 grams of heroin, one German-made 12-bore pistol, one rifle and five live cartridges and a car. A case under the NDPS and the Arms Act has been registered against them, police said.
Hussandep and his father Harinder were involved in a firing incident on August 8 last year in which a shop owner was injured. Harmandeep was involved in a murder case, while Gurcharan Singh in a kidnapping case, police said.